Accession Number : AD0163553

Title :   Electronic Switch.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Picillo,Vincent M.

Report Date : 28 JUN 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : The report describes an electronic switch that uses the parallel connection of a transistor switching circuit with an inverted-transistor switching circuit for discharging integrating capacitors regardless of the charge polarity on the capacitors. Diodes connected to the base of each transistor prevent reverse voltage breakdown of the base-collector and base-emitter junctions. The switch offers a low saturation voltage for both positive and negative load voltages, good control of switching variables and transients, and has a fast response time. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   (*ELECTRIC SWITCHES, *PATENTS), SWITCHING CIRCUITS

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE